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Congratulations! By opening this book, you have taken the very important first step toward finding a joband taking charge of your life.Our goal is to make the process of finding a job as simple and easy as possible. Whatever your age oreducationalMoreCongratulations! By opening this book, you have taken the very important first step toward finding a joband taking charge of your life.Our goal is to make the process of finding a job as simple and easy as possible. Whatever your age oreducational background, you will find guidelines here to help you succeed. You will be able to use theinformation and tips in this book to help you to obtain positive results. This book will provide you withthe knowledge and expert advice you need to: - Complete a self-assessment worksheet- Locate and explore employment opportunities- Learn how to implement social networking in your job search- Write professional, award-winning resumes which show your value- Write cover letters that apply to specific positions- Write an elevator speech and understand business etiquette- Answer tough interview questions- Complete pre-interview checklists- Complete post-interview checklists- Set goals and learn why time management will help achieve them- Assess acceptable dress codes and professional attitudes Looking for a new job (or trying to land your first one) can be a scary thing. As we write this book,unemployment is high and the job market is soft. This should not discourage you from putting your bestfoot forward. There are thousands of companies in the marketplace, and for every one which is nothiring, there are several which are.In todays ever-changing world of work, we must be creative in our search, open to thinking out of thebox and willing to listen to a new thought or idea. There is no reason for you to navigate your searchalone. The guidelines in our book will assist you in communicating effectively and efficiently as yourjourney begins.